• Ashton Valve Company

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General discussion about locomotives, rolling stock, and equipment

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  by Rick A
 
And a couple more.
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  by Rick A
 
The 1920 catalog included a few pages explaining the reasons that the Ashton pop safety valve was superior to it's competition.
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  by Rick A
 
And a few more pages.
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  by Rick A
 
I love the old advertisement art. Besides some beautiful fonts used for the lettering you can get a god look at many of the other products being advertised. A bit of a time capsule.
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  by Rick A
 
Here are more.
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And some others.
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  by Rick A
 
In 1900 The US was negotiating trade treaties with other countries, including France, to reduce the tariffs and sell more US goods overseas. Many US firms contacted the President, McKinley, to express their support for a new treaty. Ashton Valve was one of them.
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  by Rick A
 
Information about Gauges and safety valves from 1922
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  by Rick A
 
Part 2
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  by Rick A
 
An old advert from an 1894 periodical "Around the Lakes". It was put out by the Detroit Drydock Company , a ship building company from around the turn of the century. Here is some information about the company.Henry Ford worked there when he was 17.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_Dock_ ... _Michigan)

http://www.detroiturbex.com/content/ind ... index.html

https://detroithistorical.org/learn/enc ... ck-company

http://oldshipbuilder.com/SMMC.html

http://detroit-ish.com/photos/detroit-d ... g-company/
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  by Rick A
 
Ashton Valve only used Jessop Steel, a UK steel manufacturer from Sheffield England for their valve springs. Here is some information about the company. Catalog page from the 1896 catalog.

https://www.westyorkssteel.com/blog/tho ... eel-veins/
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  by Rick A
 
Jessop steel part 2
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In 1892 Ashton Valve purchased the Boston Steam Gauge company and entered the gauge production market. Here's a bit of information about the gauges Boston Steam Gauge produced.



https://railroadforums.com/forum/index. ... pdf.92021/
Last edited by Rick A on Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:10 am, edited 1 time in total.
  by Rick A
 
Hinkley Locomotive Works was a Boston based locomotive manufacturing enterprise that goes back to 1831. Here's an interesting file about the company. Henry Ashton, the founder of Ashton Valve, found his first job there in 1869.



https://railroadforums.com/forum/index. ... pdf.92019/
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